Simon Bestbier named as the new CEO of Realmdigital

8:00 AM (44 Minutes ago) People on the Move
The strengths of Realmdigital are born from its incredible journey of 16 years, and this next one will only strengthen it further as Simon Bestbier steps into the CEO position. Bestbier has been with Realmdigital for 10 years and has lead and grown the company in a managerial position.

The quiet in the storm, digital

7:42 AM (1 Hour ago) Opinion
Marketing is not about the product or service being sold to consumers. It is about sharing the right story. With so many stories out there, the marketing noise can be deafening, especially within the easily accessible digital space. So says Marion Marais, digital communications manager at Boomtown.

Digital advertising insights into investment and savings growth

7:26 AM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
The IAB South Africa and Effective Measure conducted a reader survey in late 2014 into online behavior related to investment and savings. In an effort to gain a more in-depth understanding of this market, The SpaceStation explored the investments and savings market further by incorporating other external research including AMPS data.

Leading African female musicians join ONE to record song for gender equality and end to extreme poverty

7:17 AM (1 Hour ago) Publicity News
The ONE Campaign is bringing together leading female African musicians to record a song calling for world leaders to put women’s empowerment at the heart of the new Sustainable Global Goals, in order to put the world on track to end extreme poverty.

May issue of Destiny Man celebrates Africa

6:58 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News
In May, Destiny Man celebrates Africa with the Africa Issue and it goes without saying that Africa’s wealth lies in it’s proverbial wisdom. The Somali proverb, “Wisdom does not come overnight” and the Kenyan proverb “He who refuses to obey cannot command” aptly describe the journey of Ian Noir, CEO of Woolworths.

Latest edition of Radio Spookasem features Nik Rabinowitz, Dartz! and The Ballistic

15:56 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Radio Spookasem, Cape Town's premier rock and indie podcast, is proud to unveil their latest show, Edition 4 of season 2.

Vuzu AMP announces auditions for The Hustle talent show

15:45 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
The Hustle is Vuzu AMP's new talent show that will shine the spotlight on the hottest, cutting-edge yet undiscovered rappers from all over South Africa.

More room for parents at The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

14:27 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, a Newsclip pro bono client, launched an upgraded and expanded accommodation facility on Thursday, 23 April. The Cape Town-based facility caters for parents from the rest of South Africa and the continent who need to keep a 24/7 vigil over a sick or injured child.

50/50 revisits rescued German circus lionesses

11:05 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 26 April, at 17:30, episode 23 of season 5 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode revisits the lionesses rescued form a German circus, investigates what is being done to curb the decline of African penguins, features a flash flood survivor and investigates what is done with orphaned rhino calves.

Mauro Black joins Provantage Media Group

10:37 AM (3 Days ago) People on the Move
Sales and marketing doyen Mauro Black has joined leading out of home company Provantage Media Group as general sales manager: Media. Prior to joining Provantage Media Group, Black worked at Times Media where he built his career and accumulated a wealth of experience.

LEGO invites Gauteng Schools to a challenge

10:26 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

The popular LEGO art exhibition, The Art of the Brick, and Metro Evangelical Services (MES) recently launched an interactive challenge for Gauteng-based schools. The winning school will win cash and The School with the Biggest Heart title.

 

Port2Port revolutionises the South African wine industry

10:09 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
South Africa’s first, bespoke online wine retailer, Port2Port, was launched into the “vinosphere” recently, providing wine enthusiasts with access to a carefully curated and accessible catalogue of distinctive, limited-edition South African and internationally-acclaimed wines, at the click of a button.

The Westbury Youth Centre gets a much-needed revamp

9:52 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Situated in the colourful suburb of Westbury Johannesburg, the Westbury Youth Centre was officially handed over to the community on Wednesday, 22 April.

Wola Nani charity book sale to pop up at Gardens Centre

9:41 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

The Wola Nani book sale returns to Gardens Centre, Cape Town from Monday, 27 April. The NGO’s pop-up fundraiser will run for nine days until Tuesday, 5 May.

New Debonairs advert tracks well

9:26 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

Debonairs Pizza’s new promotion from FCB Joburg titled ‘On the Double’ has tracked well, encouraging South Africans to satisfy their pizza cravings.

Die Dagbreek Trust announced as Platinum sponsor of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

9:16 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
“We have to be pro-active to take Afrikaans forward. To support the Pendoring Advertising Awards as a Platinum sponsor is part of the plan,” says Dr Theuns Eloff, chairperson of Die Dagbreek Trust.

Africans urged to say Goodbye Malaria

8:36 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

A child dies every 60 seconds from malaria. But Goodbye Malaria, an initiative by African entrepreneurs, believes this disease could be eliminated in our lifetime. Malaria Day falls on Saturday, 25 April and Goodbye Malaria is encouraging Africans to spread awareness and support their cause.

Heavy Chef to launch its first Quarterly Review magazine in May

8:27 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
On Wednesday, 6 May at Microsoft in Johannesburg, Heavy Chef will host an event focused on Digital Strategy, headlined by a digital power duo. Arthur Goldstuck, South Africa's foremost authority on the digital market and technological trends will be joined by Chris Rawlinson, creative powerhouse and head of group digital innovations at Ogilvy SA. 

Why you need a content strategy

15:07 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Content is king. Bill Gates said it in 1996 and it’s just as true today. Marketing cannot do without content. But content also cannot go without a strategy.

Changing behaviour: ideas with Gravity

10:37 AM (4 Days ago) In Focus
David Perrot and Sebastian Thompson had two choices when they graduated from the Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic. Either they could join the marketing team for a big corporate brand, or they could join a marketing agency and become account executives. They chose neither.

Newsclip attends The President’s Award ceremony at Leeuwkop Prison

14:40 PM (5 Days ago) Awards

Newsclip was invited to attend the President’s Youth Award ceremony on Wednesday, 22 April, where 69 Gauteng-based inmates received honours for the empowering work they have done for themselves and their communities. The President’s Award is a pro-bono client of Newsclip.

24.com: pioneering a digital-first newsroom

13:14 PM (5 Days ago) In Focus
The South African media landscape is constantly evolving. It is never stagnant. But what is worth noting is that the industry has recently encountered a dramatic shift: the advent of a digital-first newsroom.

Should you self-publish?

11:34 AM (5 Days ago) Editorial Desk
What do Deepak Chopra, Mark Twain and Virginia Woolfe all have in common? If you answered they’re all authors you’re right. But did you know that at one stage, they also self-published a book? Self-publishing has become the norm for aspiring writers around the world because hooking a deal with a major publisher isn't that easy.

Latest issue of Strategic Marketing magazine focuses on the effectiveness of loyalty cards

10:44 AM (5 Days ago) Marketing News
Anyone bemoaning the strain of closing wallets and purses on the increasing number of loyalty cards housed therein will find business journalist Stafford Thomas’ article The fierce battle for customer hearts, minds – and loyalty insightful.

Algoa FM walks away with bronze at the PRISMs for its Big Walk for Cancer

10:28 AM (5 Days ago) Awards
Algoa FM entered their PR strategy for the 2014 Algoa FM Boardwalk Big Walk for Cancer in the 18th annual PRISM Awards and received the Bronze award in the Sponsorship category at a ceremony hosted in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April.

Careers24 to show its support for the 2015 Career Indaba

10:08 AM (5 Days ago) Marketing News
South Africa's leading online career portal, Careers24, will be supporting the fourth annual Career Indaba, which will take place from Monday, 18 to Tuesday, 19 May at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

City of Cape Town’s Storytelling Festival to coincide with World Book Day

10:00 AM (5 Days ago) Events
The City of Cape Town’s Central Library will host its annual Storytelling Festival to coincide with World Book Day on Thursday, 23 April. Central Library staff, authors and storytellers will be joined by more than 800 children in the Company’s Garden.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day breaks a Guinness World Record

8:40 AM (6 Days ago) Publicity News
The 3133 square metres of handmade blankets knitted, crocheted or quilted by the knitwits of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has broken a Guinness World Record – it is the largest area covered by a  blanket.

Albany joins Shoprite to spread the joy at schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

8:06 AM (6 Days ago) Publicity News
One of the key focus areas for Albany Bakeries is to assist in educating school children throughout the country in any way possible. With this objective in mind, Albany together with Shoprite visited selected schools in Limpopo in March and now the school donation campaign is coming to Mpumalanga over a three day period in April.

SABC1’s UZALO pumps R20-million into the KwaZulu-Natal TV and film industry

7:40 AM (6 Days ago) Media News
UZALO, SABC1’s telenovela, has not only captured South African audiences through compelling entertainment content (more than five million viewers tuned in the first month of airing) but it is also proving to be an economic engine, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to KwaZulu-Natal’s developing TV and film industry. 

Al Jazeera English wins gold and bronze at 2015 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards

7:09 AM (6 Days ago) Awards
Al Jazeera English is celebrating winning four Gold medals and one Bronze at the New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards, which took place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 14 April.

Five tools that will free your time to focus on the things that really matter to your business

16:16 PM (6 Days ago) Opinion
If you're an owner or a manager of a small business, you're probably frustrated by the amount of time you lose to everyday administration and how little time there is to stay up to date with current trends. So says Philip Meyer, central R&D director at Sage AAMEA.

69 Gauteng inmates receive President's Award for Youth Empowerment

16:03 PM (6 Days ago) Awards
“My name is Julio Gershwin Mathe from Emthonjeni youth centre. I am doing ten years for murder and robbery. During my incarceration I have done a lot of programmes that are good for rehabilitating a person, but none of them is better than The President’s Award (TPA)."

Build CX Strategy with the understanding that every interaction is a ‘Moment of Truth’

15:32 PM (6 Days ago) Opinion
CX or Customer experience is the foundation for success in any business and customer-centric businesses who manage to evolve, despite a continually changing customer interaction environment, will achieve long term success. This is according to Yaron Assabi, founder of Digital Solutions Group.

Jam Media to host social media, blogging and PR workshops

15:13 PM (6 Days ago) Marketing News
Jam Media, a 360 degree PR agency, is hosting a series of workshops in the month of May aimed at empowering business owners with public relations and digital marketing skills.

Nedbank renews Cape Winemakers Guild partnership for three more years

15:04 PM (6 Days ago) Marketing News
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nedbank’s association with the Cape Winemakers Guild and with the dawn of this remarkable milestone, the bank has renewed its longstanding partnership for a further three years.

Thoughts from a female leader in the tech industry

14:43 PM (6 Days ago) Opinion
The burning question that any female in tech is being asked at the moment is "How have you managed to cope as a female in tech?" So says Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful.

Effective PR begins with a few key essentials

14:37 PM (6 Days ago) Editorial Desk
The PR industry has seen a fundamental change over the past few years. And that makes sense consider there are new channels and more opportunities to connect with your audience. However, one thing remains the same: PR aims to build relationships between organisations and the public.

Tribeca Public Relations nabs gold and silver at 2015 PRISM Awards

14:08 PM (6 Days ago) Awards
Tribeca Public Relations was presented with a Gold and a Silver at this year’s PRISM Awards, winning in two of the most hotly-contested categories of the evening.

Health24 appoints Dr Owen Wiese as resident doctor

13:53 PM (6 Days ago) People on the Move
Health24 has appointed Dr Owen J Wiese as their resident doctor. With degrees in medicine and science, and qualifications in biochemistry and physiology from the University of Stellenbosch, he also boasts experience in both the public and private health sectors.

KFM, CapeTalk and Lead SA ask listeners to unite against Xenophobia

13:43 PM (6 Days ago) Publicity News

KFM and CapeTalk, under Lead SA, will take to social media to show solidarity as they stand up against Xenophobia.

Primedia Lifestyle up for 15 International Council of Shopping Centre's Marketing Awards

13:28 PM (6 Days ago) Awards
The Primedia Unlimited-owned shopping centre marketing specialists Primedia Lifestyle Marketing Services is certainly living up to its ethos of constantly innovating. The company has been confirmed as having 15 finalist positions in this year’s International Council of Shopping Centre’s Solal Marketing Awards.

Five social media pitfalls that SMEs should avoid

12:47 PM (6 Days ago) Opinion
Social media is a powerful tool for the small business owner. It can help you to build customer relationships, improve your search engine optimisation, and create a buzz about your business. This is according to Steven Cohen, managing director for Sage One Accounting AAMEA.

Amstel celebrates local talent at the 2015 SAMAs

12:38 PM (6 Days ago) Awards
The biggest music event of the year took place on Sunday, 19 April and Amstel Lager was there to celebrate not only the best music South Africa has to offer but the artists who put in the time to make it great.

Jockey Let's Play School Skills Challenge gives children the chance to play

12:25 PM (6 Days ago) Publicity News
8000 children, 12 schools and eight weeks later, the Jockey Let’s Play School Skills Challenge has proved to be a resounding success.

Black Mountain: Creators of shareable content

11:40 AM (6 Days ago) In Focus
A website: everyone talks about the need to have one. And they are right. If you don’t have an online presence, you don’t exist. Especially as a business. However, for all the money spent on designing a website – the look and feel; the imagery; the layout – you mustn’t forget the most important part: the words.

Gumtree South Africa win silver at the 2015 PRISM Awards

9:30 AM (6 Days ago) Awards
Now in their 18th year, the PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes and strategies that showcase a successful public relations campaign.

Record five Simonsig wines included in the Top 100 wines of South Africa

9:16 AM (6 Days ago) Awards
In its best performance in the competition to date, Simonsig Estate from Stellenbosch saw five of its wines selected for the list of Top 100 SA Wines for 2015. The Simonsig wines chosen were the Tiara 2011 Bordeaux style blend, Frans Malan 2011 Cape Blend, the Merindol Syrah 2012, Redhill Pinotage 2012 and the Simonsig Chardonnay 2013.

TSiBA’s unique skills programme helps to jumpstart Careers for unemployed youth

9:01 AM (6 Days ago) Publicity News
So many highly qualified South African youth struggle to get jobs after graduation, or move up the corporate ladder. This is often due to a lack of the vital soft skills key to survival in today’s competitive marketplace - attributes which may be neglected by South African universities.

Rotary Club of Newlands donates backpacks to the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre

8:47 AM (6 Days ago) Publicity News
Learners from Ottery Road Primary School attending the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre (SEEC) in Kommetjie were excited to be the first recipients to make use of the 40 backpacks generously donated by the Rotary Club of Newlands.
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